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Different Worlds

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PST
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Neanderthal siblings Lucy and Andy are back to their paleo pranks. This time, they have to put up with more than just each other—the cave is feeling awfully cramped since the humans moved in. They’re in the Ice Age, and legroom comes at a real premium!

Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. 

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival admission is FREE for attendees 17 and younger and/or with valid high school ID! Reserve your ticket today.

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown is the author/illustrator of the bestselling Star Wars: Jedi Academy series and Chronicle's Darth Vader series. His latest graphic novel series Lucy & Andy Neanderthal chronicles the adventures of Neanderthal siblings Lucy and Andy. The second installment is Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age. Weaving together humor and non-fiction, this series has already garnered attention – including a new deal with Amazon to develop Lucy and Andy into a TV series School Library Journal praises “Kids will learn a great deal about the Neanderthals while laughing their way through the story.” Jeffrey resides in Chicago with his wife and two sons. 
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Ben Clanton

Ben Clanton is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series, whose picture books include Mo’s MustacheRot, the Cutest in the World!Boo Who?It Came in the MailSomething Extraordinary and Rex Wrecks It!. The popular Narwhal and Jelly books have been an Eisner Award winner, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and a nominee on multiple state book award lists. The latest in the series is Happy Narwhalidays. Ben will share Curious EnCOUNTers, illustrated by Jessixa Bagley, and Happy Narwhalidays at the Festival this year. He lives with his wife and kids in Seattle, Washington.

Purchase Curious EnCOUNTers and  Happy NARWHALIDAYS from Green Bean Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners.

All books purchased through festival events, from Annie Bloom’s Books, BROADWAY BOOKS, Green Bean Books, or Powell’s Books support the authors and publishers who share their work at the festival and the booksellers who have worked hard to keep their businesses open during these difficult times. Please buy early and often and know that by purchasing books you are supporting the sustainability of the festival.
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Kate Ristau

Kate Ristau is the author of the middle grade series, Clockbreakers, and the young adult series, Shadow Girl. You can read her essays in The New York Times and The Washington Post. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she'll live in a house in Oregon, where they found a sword behind the water heater and fairies in the backyard.
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